FILM Past Conference Programs

2014 NYLA Annual Conference Program

Libraries as a Digital Media Creation Hub

Saturday, November 8, 2014 11:00am-12:15pm

Saratoga Hilton Whitney Room

Sponsor: FILM
Do you want to know how to help your library patrons create short films? Do you have iPads and computers but don't know how to use them to create digital content?  Anyone can harness the power of technology to create with their patrons. Come here what Austin Olney has done at the White Plains Public Library and Z has done at the Yonkers Riverfront Library.  Swap and share ideas are welcome so if you have projects you have worked on, please bring them to share!  A short NYLA FILM business meeting will precede the program!
Track: Technology & Digital Information
Austin Olney, White Plains Public Library
Jim Leftwich, Berkeley College Library
Z Baird, Yonkers Public Library

Linked Files From the Presentation:

Powerpoint Presentation

Presentation Handout

YOFI Program

NYS Teen Video Challenge 2015

White Plains Library Teen Video Workshop Flyer

2009 NYLA Annual Conference Programs

View photos from the 2009 Conference


Friday October 16th, 2009 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Coming of Age Around the World
Conference Center, Governor's Ampitheatre
Sponsors: FILM, YSS

The 2009 Fabulous Films theme is Coming of Age Around the World. This list includes films, (both fiction and non-fiction) that deal with what it is like to come of age in different places and diverse cultures. View scenes from the selected films and get some tips on how they can be used in libraries and classrooms.
Susan Conlon, Princeton Public Library
Zahra M. Baird, Cineaste


Friday October 16th, 2009 2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Environmental Film Festival @ Your Library
Conference Center, Governor's Ampitheatre
Sponsors: FILM, SRRT

Princeton Environmental Film Festival was created to use film as a medium to encourage discussion about the environment, raise awareness about environmental concerns, stimulate community action to develop and make more environmentally sustainable choices, and create more livable communities.

Come hear how you too can create a festival program made up of documentary films complemented by some of the filmmakers, community activists, business leaders, scientists, and others working on a broad range of environmental issues in your community.
Susan Conlon, Princeton Public Library


Saturday October 17th, 2009 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Play With Animation @ Your Library
Conference Center, IV-Olmstead
Sponsor: FILM

Learn how you can use stop-motion software to experiment with animating clay, watercolor, paper, and other mixed media. Working together, you can imagine stories and settings and bring characters to life—and have a fantastic time in the process!
Joe Summerhays, Award-winning Media Designer

View Animation session info



Programs at the 2008 NYLA Annual Conference

Friday November 7th, 2008 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM
But I Want to Watch It NOW! Film Formats in Libraries

This program will explore from collection development and cataloging point of view the different formats (including Blu-Ray, DVD, Downloadable, Streaming Video, DRM ) which are changing the face of library collections. Discussion on new video formats and delivery systems will be facilitated and the future of film will be debated.
Jeff Metz, Regional Sales Manager, Recorded Books
Kelly M. DeVine, Tribeca Film Institute Reframe - Content Consultant
David Callahan, Principal Librarian Library for the Performing Arts, Reserve Film & Video Collection, The New York Public Library


Friday November 7th, 2008 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Film Festival @ Your Library

Get the scoop from A to Z from knowledgeable New York State Librarians who run fantastic Film Festivals @ their libraries. Take home tips to start your very own film festival.
Christine McDonald, Director of the Crandall Public Library
Cassie Guthrie, Director of the Seymour Library in Brockport
Ken Petrilli, Young Adult Librarian, New Rochelle Public Library


Friday November 7th, 2008 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Who are the Sikhs? Why Do We Need to Know?

In the aftermath of the tragedies of 9/11, members of the Sikh community have been targeted for discrimination, hate and violence. A basic understanding of culture and traditions may help prevent future misunderstandings and acts of intolerance. Watch a short documentary introduced by the filmmaker, Kevin Lee. Learn what libraries can do for proactive public education.
Kevin Lee, Independent Filmmaker
Manbeena Kaur, Sikh Coalition



Programs at the 2007 NYLA Annual Conference:


Thursday October 18th, 2007 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Lights, Camera, Public Access Television Action!

Promote your library with short public service announcements, a short television series or a full blown studio shoot. Get Public Access Television to spread the word about YOUR library!
Speaker: Richard Naylor, William K. Sanford Town Library

Download Richard's PowerPoint Presentation


Thursday October 18th, 2007 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
For the Love of Movies: FILM @ Your Library

Calling all movie lovers—find out how to bring movies to life @ your library. Get the A to Z on developing film collections and programs, along with FREE Popcorn.
David Callahan, NYPL - Click  for a List of Film Distributors
Galina Chernykh, NYPL
Zahra M. Baird, Chappaqua Library
Julie Boggs, Movie Licensing USA